UI/UX User Interface & Experience MCQs

UI/UX User Interface & Experience MCQs

Answer these 200+ UI/UX User Interface & Experience MCQs and assess your grip on the subject of UI/UX User Interface & Experience.
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1: What is usability?

A.   Usability is about how efficiently an interface talks to the hardware and devices that help run a website.

B.   Usability is a technique to ensure websites are liked by the end users.

C.   Usability relates to how easily, efficiently and satisfactorily a product is used by a person to achieve their goals within a specified context of use.

D.   Usability is how quickly a user can use a website to perform a task.

A.   A search which serves personalized results based on a user's browsing history

B.   A method of searching in a linear fashion

C.   A search method which allows users to select filters to narrow results

D.   A technique for searching by keywords

3: Which of these is generally considered to be a component of UX?

A.   Tone and voice

B.   Interactivity

C.   (All of these choices)

D.   Branding

4: What does Usability mean?

A.   Usability deals with the efficiency and user-friendliness of interfaces.

B.   Usability is how the user feels about the interaction with the system.

5: Which system error message speaks better to the human user?

A.   "Numeric values not allowed in database column"

B.   "Text strings should not contain Numeric values"

C.   "Oops looks like you tried to enter a number in your name, please use letters only"

D.   "Character 3 at position 7 is not allowed"

6: What is User Experience Design?

A.   An approach to designing systems to allow users to securely buy things online

B.   A modern term for graphic and web design

C.   A discipline that encompasses all interactions and events, physical and digital, between users/customers and a product, service or organization

D.   A set of techniques and deliverables that is completed at the start of a project

7: What is User Experience?

A.   How well a product / system operates within a desktop browser or mobile device

B.   The number of features a product / system contains

C.   The way a product / system works on a technical level

D.   A person's perceptions and overall experience of the utility and ease of use of a product / system

E.   Whether a product / system is better than it's competitors

8: How has the focus of user experience changed over the years?

A.   It hasn’t changed at all.

B.   It’s less about users and more about what the business wants.

C.   It has narrowed to be specifically about the internet.

D.   It has widened to be about both physical and digital things a person interacts and engages with.

9: How can other activities and disciplines benefit from knowledge of UX?

A.   UX ensures all products and services look the same so people know how to use them.

B.   UX is a foolproof approach to design that ensures 100% success.

C.   They can’t. UX has nothing to offer to other disciplines.

D.   A knowledge of UX can improve the outcome and development of all products and services that have a user/customer facing element.

10: What is information design?

A.   Information design is how content on a website is structured, labelled, grouped and related to other content on the site

B.   Information design is the way paragraphs are put together to form a web page

C.   Information design is the way sentences are put together to form meaningful paragraphs on a website

D.   Information design is another term for content writing for websites

11: What elements are important to designing a good user interface?

A.   Interaction Design and Visual Design, but not Information Design

B.   Information Design and Visual Design, but not Interaction Design

C.   Information Design, Interaction Design and Visual Design

D.   Interaction Design and Information Design, but not Visual Design

12: The primary goal of UX is:

A.   To improve revenue for a website.

B.   To make your website device agnostic

C.   To help users achieve a goal easily and without frustration.

D.   To assist disabled users with using your site

E.   To lengthen the amount of time people spend on your website.

13: How are breadcrumbs used?

A.   They appear after a significant action is taken on a site

B.   Periodically throughout your website when you feel like it

C.   As a way to quickly navigate to previous / parent sections of a site

D.   They act like tooltips and contain additional information

E.   Within the footer of a site, near About Us and Contact

14: What is user-centered design?

A.   A technique where the user is responsible for designing the website or system

B.   A research-based methodology to gather user requirements for a website or system

C.   A rigid set of techniques that have to be followed in order to ensure a usable website or system

D.   A flexible methodology incorporating research, design and evaluation techniques to ensure a user friendly website or system

15: What makes for a good UX practitioner?

A.   A person who has studied IT at university and understands websites

B.   A person who has a background in industrial or graphic design

C.   A person with an open mind who understands the importance of designing for end users

D.   A person who understands how users use the internet and knows how to build web pages

16: What tends to result in users paying more attention to a specific piece of content?

A.   Imagery of other humans looking at the content

B.   Content is visually distinct from its surroundings

C.   Content is located at the top of the page

D.   (all of these)

17: What do you do if there’s a conflict between a business need and user need?

A.   Try to get research-based evidence to support a resolution by factoring in the dispute/conflict in a user-centered design activity

B.   All of these answers

C.   Ensure the client is involved in user-centered design activities to fully understand and appreciate the nature of the user's needs

D.   Depending on the severity and impact on the end user, sometimes you have to be flexible and decide when to let the business need override the user's need

18: What is the difference between Sorting and Filtering?

A.   Sorting reorders content, Filtering autocompletes a user's query

B.   Sorting is alphabetical, Filtering is alphanumeric

C.   Sorting shows / hides content based on a user selection, Filtering reorders content

D.   Sorting reorders content, Filtering shows / hides content based on a user selection

E.   Sorting itemizes content, Filtering hides inappropriate items

19: What is probably not an acceptable typeface for body copy?

A.   Impact

B.   Helvetica

C.   Verdana

D.   Georgia

20: Which of these is NOT a common persona type?

A.   Secondary User

B.   Primary User

C.   Designer

D.   Buyer/Influencer

21: A usability test is run in order to...

A.   determine who your target audience is by seeing who is able to use your product or site

B.   gauge how easy it is for your target audience to use your product or site

C.   confirm that there are no bugs or errors that would prevent people from using your product or site

22: What is the key to understanding users’ needs?

A.   Researching on the internet about those specific users and learning about what they want

B.   Engaging with the users by talking with them and observing them using the product or service

C.   Collaborating with your client and getting them to tell you what their users need

D.   Listening to what they want regarding the product or service being designed

23: What do User Experience, Customer Experience and Service Design have in common?

A.   They use similar techniques and methodologies to resolve design challenges with users and customers being the main focus

B.   They use similar techniques and methodologies to resolve design challenges with business being the main focus

C.   User Experience and Customer Experience are research disciplines, whereas Service Design is a design discipline

D.   They don't have anything in common. They are unique disciplines.

24: What is a Persona?

A.   An actor that pretends to be a real user in order to test your site

B.   Fake user accounts created on your site to make it appear like it is being used more frequently

C.   Actual users of your site

D.   Descriptions of users you would like to use your site in the future

E.   A theoretical user that exhibits specific behavior and product usage / patterns

25: What is 'chartjunk'?

A.   Exaggerated statistics in charts and graphs that misrepresent key information

B.   Outliers in scatterplots

C.   Misinformation in charts and graphs that mislead the users

D.   Statistics that are part of the Long Tail and not relevant information

E.   Visual elements in charts and graphs that are not necessary to comprehend the information represented on the graph

26: What is repurposing?

A.   Reusing the same material across as many platforms as possible

B.   Designing different user interfaces for each main platform

C.   Neither of these

27: What is "universal design"?

A.   A legal requirement for Section 508 compliance

B.   A design process to ensure that your content is readable on a wide range of digital devices

C.   Design intended to be used in space

D.   A set of considerations to ensure that a product or service is usable by everyone, regardless of individual limitations

28: What is the most common form of colorblindness that can make poorly-designed interfaces difficult to understand?

A.   Black-White

B.   Red-Green

C.   Yellow-Purple

D.   Blue-Orange

29: You want to show a user's path through your application. You create:

A.   A persona

B.   A wireframe

C.   A mind map

D.   A scatterplot

E.   A user flow

30: What is Conway's law?

A.   The law that given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.

B.   In cryptography, a system should be secure even if everything about the system, except for a small piece of information - the key - is public knowledge.

C.   The law that adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.

D.   The law that organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations.

31: Which is not a field or organization that has fed into UX?

A.   Human Factors

B.   Computer-Human Interaction (CHI)

C.   Usability

D.   Product Management

32: All of the following are typical job titles of people in the User Experience field except...

A.   Quality Assurance Analyst

B.   User Researcher

C.   Interaction Designer

D.   Usability Professional

E.   Visual Designer

33: What is relationship between "usability" and UX?

A.   They are unrelated

B.   Usability is one factor that goes into good UX

C.   Usability is quantified UX

D.   UX can help improve usability

34: What is NOT an important attribute to consider when setting digital type?

A.   Kerning

B.   Hinting

C.   Ink traps

D.   Letter spacing

35: What is a SME?

A.   String Matter Entry

B.   Subtle Material Experience

C.   Subject Matter Expert

D.   Subject of My Experience

E.   Single Malleable Experiment

36: Skeuomorphic visuals can be useful in UX because...

A.   physical metaphors can make interface elements feel more familiar to users

B.   they are inherently more attractive than "flat" or "authentically digital" visual approaches

C.   skeuomorphic buttons are easier to identify on a screen

D.   certain visual elements (e.g. gauges) don't make sense outside a skeuomorphic context

37: What does HCI stand for?

A.   Human-Computer Interface

B.   Human-Centered Interaction

C.   Human-Computer Investment

D.   Human-Computer Interaction

38: What is an advantage of client-side form validation as compared to server-side?

A.   Speed/responsiveness

B.   Security

C.   Preserving inputs after submission

D.   Better error reporting and logging

39: When would you visualize data in a radar chart?

A.   When you have multivariate data

B.   When you wish to plot it along one axis

C.   When you wish to present it in 3 dimensions

D.   When there are fewer than 3 variables

40: In typography, "type color" refers to:

A.   The reader's emotional reaction to a mass of text, independent of the content itself

B.   The readability of a section of text

C.   The hue of individual glyphs

D.   The overall visual tone of a particular mass of text

41: According to eye tracking studies, what letter shape best approximates the path that people's eyes typically follow through a web page (especially when browsing casually)?

A.   "L" shape

B.   "O" shape

C.   "F" shape

D.   "T" shape

42: Especially on mobile devices, password masking (i.e. replacing password field characters with asterisks) can...

A.   result in users choosing more complex and secure passwords

B.   greatly improve security

C.   prevent HTTPS from transmitting the information securely

D.   reduce usability and increase errors

43: What is the ideal organizing principle for any user interface?

A.   The speed at which the user can complete a task.

B.   The conceptual structure of the knowledge domain.

C.   The priority of business requirements.

D.   The system's technical architecture.

E.   The user's mental model of the task space.

44: According to BJ Fogg, what is required for a user to take action?

A.   An appropriate mental model

B.   Appropriate affordances in the design

C.   Motivation, ability, and a trigger

D.   A call to action

45: What should UX personas be based on?

A.   Age and occupation

B.   Title and job description

C.   Tasks or duties typically performed by the user

D.   Patterns in behavior and attitude

46: What is the difference between surprise and delight?

A.   Surprise is emotionally positive. Delight is emotionally neutral.

B.   Surprise is not sudden. Delight is sudden.

C.   Surprise is sudden. Delight is not sudden.

D.   Surprise is emotionally neutral. Delight is emotionally positive.

47: The color red typically implies...

A.   excitement and action

B.   it depends on the culture

C.   love and happiness

D.   anger and frustration

48: Which of these is generally considered a BAD design for forms?

A.   Multi-column layout for inputs

B.   Only using native form elements rather than custom designed ones

C.   Labels located in-line with inputs

D.   A submit button that says anything other than "OK" or "Submit"

49: Typefaces with a taller x-height are generally...

A.   better used in larger type sizes

B.   more formal in appearance

C.   less readable

D.   more readable at small type sizes

50: The difference between an open and a closed card sort is...

A.   an open card sort is done collaboratively in a small group and a closed card sort is done in private

B.   an open card sort has users label their card groups and a closed card sort has them organize under predetermined labels

C.   an open card sort allows users to add their own content cards and a closed card sort can only use the content cards provided